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Old 06-30-2007, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Northeast U.S.
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I scored 42%. "Barely into the Yankee category." And that high only because I picked "Mischief Night" for the name of the night before Halloween.

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34% A definitive Yankee.

I did know about the drive-thru liquor stores in North Carolina called "Brew Thru."

I didn't know how to answer some of these though.

7. How do you address a group of people?
You all
Youse
You'uns, yins
Y'all

Umm, how about "you guys"?

Also, "route" as "root" is Chicago to Tennessee while "route" rhyming with "clout" is northeast US? I don't think I've heard anyone from the Northeast say it in a way that rhymes with clout. In New Jersey, we don't say "Drive down Interstate 80" we say "Drive down Route 80" with route sounding like root. New York traffic reporters say "root" also. I dunno, maybe NYC/NNJ is the exception to the Northeastern rule?
Yeah, lammius, I didn't get that one, either. This pronunciation is probably only "most common" in New England. I know the guys on This Old House are always using "rowters."

Out of curiosity, what did you pick for number four?

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4. How do you pronounce the second syllable in pajamas?

Rhymes with jam

Rhymes with father

Either

Don't know
According to this quiz, the "rhymes with jam" pronunciation should be more common among New Jerseyans, but I seem to hear "rhymes with father" more. That's how I say it, anyway.

And as for what gym shoes are called, I'm guessing that "sneakers" is now the predominant term countrywide, at least among younger people.

Thanks, missymomof3, this was a fun little quiz.
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Old 06-30-2007, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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60% Dixie - which is quite interesting, considering I was born in Ohio and have lived here 99.5% of my life.
I don't think the test is necessarily accurate but fun. Where in Ohio are you?
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Old 06-30-2007, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Thanks, missymomof3, this was a fun little quiz.
You're very welcome!
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Old 06-30-2007, 05:31 PM
 
Location: In God
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It is just meant to be fun.
I know, but when you really think about the questions and answers, it's pretty silly.
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Old 06-30-2007, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Somewhere along the path to where I'd like to be.
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I don't think the test is necessarily accurate but fun. Where in Ohio are you?
West Chester - a suburb between Cincinnati and Dayton.

The strange thing about the quiz is that it said the majority of my responses were indicative of how things are said in the western Great Lakes, or the northeast. So it boggles my mind that I'm considered 60% Dixie.
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Old 06-30-2007, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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Also, "route" as "root" is Chicago to Tennessee while "route" rhyming with "clout" is northeast US? I don't think I've heard anyone from the Northeast say it in a way that rhymes with clout. In New Jersey, we don't say "Drive down Interstate 80" we say "Drive down Route 80" with route sounding like root. New York traffic reporters say "root" also. I dunno, maybe NYC/NNJ is the exception to the Northeastern rule?
I've never heard the "rowt" pronunciation of the word route in Pennsylvania, either. I don't know where they came up with that being "prevalent" in the Northeast.

Fun quiz, though. 38% "Definitive Yankee" here.
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Old 06-30-2007, 07:32 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I'm 49% yankee
Husband is 38% yankee
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Old 06-30-2007, 07:57 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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I'm 55% (barely Dixie)
Hubby is 57% (barely Dixie)
Makes sense-he has lived all his life in SW MO, which was slightly more favorable to the South in the Civil War.
I moved here from St. Louis at age 14.
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Old 06-30-2007, 07:59 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Oh, we both agreed our answer wasn't included on one question-What do you call a road that runs along the highway? We call it an "outer road" around here.
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Old 06-30-2007, 08:00 PM
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I was born in the South(New Orleans specifically), but I tested 39%. A difinitive yankee. Then again, I did live north of the Mason-Dixon line and I don't have anything close to a southern accent, although I have lived in the South for the majority of my life. I am distinctive in that way.
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